How to secure rain rfid tags for retail applications?

DANNY HAAK |

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When having deployed RAIN RFID tags to enhance your operation, you don’t want to realise that suddenly large quantities of tags are not working anymore. This is a scenario that is not unthinkable if the tags haven’t been protected properly. Because protection mechanisms aren’t enabled by default, everybody with a RFID reader is capable of changing the contents of those tags; or even destroy them. The risk of this happening is of course relatively small, but the impact would be disastrous. Receiving items in the DC will fail due to high levels of ‘missing items’, stock counts in the store would be inaccurate and the check-out process would slow down due to the fall back to barcodes. Preventing this is therefore of utmost importance, and the RFID standards (GS1 EPC Gen2v2) of course have capabilities of doing so. There are various mechanisms in place to prevent changes to programmed RFID tags.

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Founded in 1915, the Omaha-based apparel and home fashions retailer operates 106 stores and over 3.8 million square feet in 22 states. Gordmans features name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, home decor, gifts, designer fragrances, furniture, and more at everyday savings of up to 60 percent off department and specialty store prices. While the company operates within the value segment of the industry, Gordmans differentiates itself by offering department and specialty store name brands, fashions and styles in a more upscale shopping environment. Gordmans was sold to Sun Capital Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the country, in September 2008. A successful initial public offering of common stock for Gordmans occurred in 2010, as well as a secondary public offering in 2012.

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